Tag: Dividend PayersSort
Dividend Payers In S&P 500 Index Continue To Grow
Howard Silverblatt, Senior Index Analyst for S&P Dow Jones Indices, recently noted the number of dividend payers in the S&P 500 Index has grown to 402 companies. This number reaches a level last seen in 1999. For 2012, thirteen companies have initiated dividend payments to date....
One certainty in this market is dividend paying companies are finding it palatable to cut their payout to investors. In a recent research report, Schwab evaluated a number of different financial factors and found companies that have higher ROE's (return on equity) are less likely to cut their dividend.